Orange County Fair at Costa Mesa Celebrates 120 Years with “Beat Goes On” Theme

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Running from July 16-August 15, attendees enjoy musical performances, livestock shows, food, rides, exhibits and more. The Costa Mesa Marriott offers nearby accommodations.

The Orange County Fair announces this year’s theme as “The Beat Goes On” to commemorate 120 years of entertainment. Open from July 16 to August 15 each Wednesday to Sunday, the OC Fair features a variety of entertainment, food, live musical performances and other events. The Costa Mesa Marriott is located in close proximity to the fair and lodging can be booked at The hotel is offering a number of weekend packages, ideal for both couples and families, with rates starting at $139 per night.

This year’s fair includes musical performances by Faith Hill, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bad Company, Blondie, Leann Rimes and more. In a different part of the OC Fair, attendees can view animals at the Junior Livestock Auction. Vendors provide local food throughout the festival days. For those interested in extreme sports, the 36 annual Speedway Fair Derby takes place on July 16 at the Orange County Fair.

The fair, which started in 1889, brings hundreds of thousands over the 23 days of events. Open on Wednesday to Sunday, the fair costs $10 for a single day pass or $30 for a Super Pass, which allows attendees access to every day of the fair. Paid parking is available at the fair grounds for $7 or $12 for preferred parking. For those attendees visiting the OC Fair from out of town, the Costa Mesa Marriott is a convenient choice. For a full schedule of events, visit

About the Costa Mesa Marriott

The hospitality is as bright and welcoming as the sunshine at the Costa Mesa Marriott. The Orange County hotel attracts shopping enthusiasts headed to South Coast Plaza and offers a central location within minutes of the OC Fair & Event Center as well as John Wayne Airport. Accommodations include plenty of extra space and the brand’s superior Revive bedding. The Costa Mesa, CA hotel also offers an outdoor heated pool and whirlpool to help guests wind down from a day at the fair. Whether a guest is traveling for business, pleasure or planning a special event, the Costa Mesa Marriott Hotel strives to exceed expectations. For more information about the hotel visit

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